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Temple's Alwan to start at middle linebacker

Thursday, August 29, 2013, 1:24 PM
Here are some lose ends from the Owls’ final practice before heading out to South Bend to face Notre Dame in Saturday’s nationally televised game. *Coach Matt Rhule announced that freshman Jarred Alwan will get the nod over sophomore Nate D. Smith and start at MIKE linebacker. Smith,... Read more

Bag policy for Notre Dame Stadium

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 10:29 AM
If your are making the trip out to South Bend to watch the Owls season opener vs. Notre Dame, don’t get caught holding the bag. Here is a look at what will and will not be permitted in Notre Dame Stadium this Saturday: • What types of bags are prohibited? Backpacks, duffel bags... Read more

Temple's middle linebacker battle still brewing

Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 3:00 PM
Sophomore linebacker Nate D. Smith has made a strong push in the final days leading up to Temple’s season opener at Notre Dame to return to the starting lineup. On Tuesday, at his weekly press conference, coach Matt Rhule surprised some when he said that freshman Jarred Alwan had won the starting... Read more

Owls offense to look like New York Giants

Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 10:22 AM
Had a few questions answered by Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield regarding what the offense might look like and the process of transforming the offense from the ground-and-pound approach of the past to the pro-style offense that the Owls will deploy moving forward. The most interesting... Read more

CFL honor for ex-Owl Brown

Monday, August 26, 2013, 11:53 AM
Things are going pretty well for former Temple standout Tim Brown. A member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League, Brown was most recently named the CFL Special Teams Player of the Week. In the Lions’ 26-22 win over the Calgary Stampeders, Brown returned a first quarter kickoff for... Read more

Rhule names Reilly Temple's starting quarterback

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 7:04 PM
Temple coach Matt Rhule named junior quarterback Connor Reilly the team’s starter for the regular season, which begins on Aug. 31 at Notre Dame. Reilly, who has never started a collegiate game, beat out Clinton ‘Juice’ Granger for the starting job. Granger, a fifth-year senior, started... Read more

Temple men's basketball sched. released

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 9:22 PM
A record 26 national television games highlight Temple’s 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, and all but four contests – LIU, Penn, Texas Southern and Towson – will be seen nationally. More games may be added at a later date. “The American Athletic Conference is one of... Read more

Owls looking to fill holes at safety

Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 2:20 PM
The defensive problems that hovered over the Temples Owls in the 2012 season were glaring. The front of the defense struggled against the run and at putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks. However, the front seven has at times this summer looked stouter against the run, and coach Matt Rhule has... Read more

Versatile Deloatch back with first string offense

Monday, August 19, 2013, 2:10 PM
Looking for a Temple player making the most of a situation that started off badly? Then look no further than sophomore tight end Romond Deloatch. Last season one of 14 true freshmen to see the field, Deloatch, recruited as a wide receiver, started off training camp late to an important team meeting... Read more

Season-ending back surgery for Roorda

Monday, August 19, 2013, 6:44 PM
Scott Roorda, who started at right guard for Temple last season, had season-ending back surgery. The Owls will replace the 6-3, 300-pound senior from Westmoreland, NY most likely with University of Maryland transfer Peter White (6-4, 330). White has held down the starting right guard position since... Read more
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John Mitchell is in his second year covering Temple after two seasons covering the 76ers for the Inquirer, after joining the paper in November 2011. He covered the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times from 1998 to 2008. He's also worked at the Philadelphia Tribune, the Wilmington News Journal, Courier-Post, Trenton Times and Elmira Star-Gazette. He graduated from Overbrook High School and Howard University in Washington, D.C. Follow him on Twitter @jmitchinquirer or reach him at jmitchell@philly.com.

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